The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 25, 2014
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Funny, self-referential, and irreverent to a fault, The Wolf of Wall Street finds Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio at their most infectiously dynamic.

David Thomson
The New Republic

DiCaprio has hinted before that comedy might be his natural calling -- think of Catch Me If You Can -- but his energy here is not just fun, it's discovery.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The Wolf of Wall Street is a magnificent black comedy: fast, funny, and remarkably filthy.

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

A terrific watch, and bound to be one of the funniest films of the year, but perhaps a tad indulgent and lacking the emotional resonance that could've escalated it to truly unmissable status.

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Wesley Morris

For three hours the movie operates at a ridiculous comedic pitch. You never forget you're at the circus. You never lose site of the lawlessness, the reckless pleasure, the sheer lunacy and lack of regulation.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

Man, does this movie have a savage bite.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

A forgiving nature and lots of stamina is needed for this no-holds-barred hedonistic ride into the Roman orgy-style excesses of the 1990s' financial world

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Scorsese unleashes a furious, yet exquisitely controlled, kinetic energy, complete with a plunging and soaring camera, mercurial and conspicuous special effects, counterfactual scenes, subjective fantasies, and swirling choreography on a grand scale.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

I couldn't buy it, and couldn't wait for the hollow spectacle to end.

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Scott Mendelson

I genuinely fear an entire generation of young would-be financial gurus seeing this film as their Scarface, reveling in the wish-fulfillment excess while dismissing any and all social commentary or moral condemnation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
The greatest thing about this addictive, chaotic, machismo piece of beefcake movie magic, would have to be Scorsese's ability to slow down where it hurts,… More
Eric Shankle
The film started off good showing Belfort build his empire from the bottom, thought that was interesting. Then once he's successful (30 minutes in the… More
Daniel Perry
A speculative four stars, in a way, as I thnk - like Casino - this film will be better on repeated viewing, despite being lesser work from the director of Taxi… More
vieras esine
I realise this is supposed to be a satire, but I felt that there were times when the scales tipped more to the side of glorification.
James Alvarez
Best infomercial for debauchery yet.
Kase Vollebregt
An outrageous exercise in greed and excess, The Wolf of Wall Street finds the DiCaprio and Scorsese duo near their best.